Jenna Sudds was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Kanata—Carleton in 2021.
Ms. Sudds has worked as an economist, a municipal councillor, and a community advocate. From 2018 to 2021, she served on the Ottawa City Council. During this time, she chaired the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee and held the role of Deputy Mayor starting in 2020. She also sat on the boards of Hydro Ottawa and Invest Ottawa, and was a member of various municipal committees, including the Transportation Committee, the Planning Committee, and the Finance and Economic Development Committee. As city councillor, she worked to protect green spaces, improve local infrastructure and transit, and support the community’s economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before entering politics, Ms. Sudds was the Executive Director of the CIO Strategy Council, a national technology forum, and the President and Executive Director of the Kanata North Business Association. She also worked as a senior economist for the Government of Canada for over 10 years.
Ms. Sudds is an active member of her community, and volunteers with the Kanata Food Cupboard and Ottawa Network for Education. She has received a Special Recognition Award from the Kanata Food Cupboard for her leadership and service to those in need in the community. She received a Forty Under 40 Award from the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce in 2015, and was named one of Development Counsellors International’s Top 40 under 40 working in economic development in 2017.
Ms. Sudds holds a Bachelor in Economics from Brock University and a Master of Arts in Economics from Carleton University.
Ms. Sudds is a long-time resident of Ottawa, where she lives with her husband, Tim, and their three daughters.